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  • Writer's pictureSonjy Bambi D

Embrace Glad Tidings, Comfort, & Joy!

Updated: Dec 21, 2020

The year of 2020 has been "something!'

We learned how to quarantine, mask up, sanitize, and how to social distance.

Many of us have not physically been in the presence of our loved ones all year long and for this, we thank God for technology for video chats like the Jetsons! LOL! So this year's holiday season can be hard without the wonderful family and friend gathering. The COVID season holiday has the potential of bringing in the blues to your door but choose to keep them OUT by creating an atmosphere for Glad Tidings, Comfort, & Joy in your home!

Start with rearranging and changing out artwork on the wall, especially the ones you have been saying all year you were going to change or move to that perfect spot. Change out plants, decorative pillows, duvets, towels, and curtains. In refreshing your home, utilize what you have. The majority of us, have more than enough "stuff" to renew our home without extra purchasing.

Change and set the mood of the home by adding an inviting fragrance from candles, flowers, spices, etc. For your fragrances, simply look in your pantry, refrigerator, or walk outside. Suggested "in your home" fragrance store finds are:

  • Fresh Rosemary

  • Sage

  • Allspice

  • Cinnamon

  • Clove

  • Oranges

  • Lemon

  • Grapefruit

  • Vanilla

  • Cedar

  • Pine

I love for my home to smell citrusy, especially my kitchen. According to research, the smell of citrus, actually makes you feel happy! The citrus smell boosts the body's serotonin "happy hormone" levels, increases mental stimulation, as well as reduce stress.

Refreshing your home with the most powerful of the citrus smells, Lemon is as easy as setting out a bowl of lemons. In Feng Shui (Chinese practice for the flow of Life/Force), lemons neutralize negative energy and clear them away. And placing 9 lemons out in a bowl represents fullness, longevity, and happiness.

Here is a quick, easy, and natural "Positive Vibes Only" lemon spray for your home.

Things needed:

2 Lemon slices

Sprig of mint

Lemon juice

2 cups Hot water

Empty spray bottle

Boil 2 cups of water in a small pot

Add and dissolve 1/8 cup of baking soda

Add 1/2 cup of lemon juice

Add lemon slices

Add a sprig of mint

Turn off the pot's heat

Set mixture aside and allow to cool.

Once cooled, pour mixture into the spray bottle. Shake and spritz your "Positive Vibes" around your home.

After usage, I prefer to store my spray in the fridge


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